Last C-130H Leaves Air Force’s Active-Duty Inventory



The Air Force said farewell to its last C-130H active-duty squadron in Japan.

The 36th Airlift Squadron, based at Yokota Air Base, recently sent off its older H Hercules models, Air Mobility Command officials told Military.com on Monday.

“Yokota Air Base was the last active-duty location to operate the C-130H,” AMC spokesman Maj. Korry Leverett said.

“Active-duty conversion to the C-130J started in 2014 and occurred at Dyess [Air Force Base, Texas]; Little Rock [Air Force Base, Arkansas]; Ramstein [Air Base, Germany]; and Yokota,” Leverett said in an email.

AMC said the C-130H — one of the oldest models of the Hercules airlift cargo plane — is still flown in the Air Force…



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